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HIED SERIES V III ' ' 8ALISBUBY. BT. C, FEBRUARY 28, 1884. -
1 T" fc V 1 AT l.iiVr i Boa-Constrictors. I r ur. tu. ,..! fearful and destructi
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It A LI II IB K U
Think just a moment! It may be greatly to your profit
To Buy Your
KAINIT, ACID, PHOSPHATE AND GUANOS
ftom one to whom you can sell your cotton, &c. I have now ready and am selling
every day for cash, or on time to suit my customers,
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which is the best acid sold in the
which stands so high in Georgia and Sooth Carolina that they pay $1 per ton more for
it than fur other brands. But I will sell at a small profit to meet prices of other brands.
Also, I have the best
ON SALE IN THE
These Goods for Composting, Ac., are the very
it none better. Call at once, get prices and put
If ever you had a showing for line prices, it is in
the crop of Tobacco to he planted this year.
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VVWmSXS S Ira 3 QH AH 5h vm vS, 8 Sj
Wk keep a store, and strive to have in that store everything a farmer would like
to buy, both for himself and his family. We want onr customer to be a cheerful man,
and if he has money in his purse he vill he cheerful:, but he can't be if, when he comes
to sell bis crop, it brings him little or nothing.
he uses, allowing the season toTue at all favorable, depends the result of his crop, and
this being the case, he has no right to risk that crop on anything that has not been
tried and proved. The following will show what has been "tried and proved," in the
fertilizer way, on fine tobacco, and Major Haglaxd, of Halifax county, Ya., the great
tobacco authority, and grower of pedigree tobacco seed, is the man who tells about it
If any body biota what tobacco is he certainly does :
"There are several brands of fertilizer manufactured specially for tobacco, differing
in composition, price, and merit; and after
the best, the author gives it as his decided
HOTHIMO EQUALS the
ANCHOR wBRAND' .
Tobacco Fertilizer, prepared by the Southern
And this opinion is based upon seventeen years' trial, and often in competition with the
beat of other brands on the market. It is a tried and proved fertilizer, which the plant
ar can use without the risk of srettinsr something unsuited to his crop ; and therefore I
esa rscommed it with confidence."
Messrs. Mathews & Williamson, of Reidsville, N. C, wrote the following to the
Company, and state that they have seen nothing since to change their judgment.
"Fronueur own personal experience, and
mits from the use of various brands of commercial fertilizers handled in this section, it
is onr mature judgment that the
for the production of fine, tilky, yellow tobacco.
nourishment from the use of this article than
that if our farmers made it their stand-by, we
having some color but no body, and that the
to enjoy from his labor ; for low-grade tobacco
Now we want you to have "big money" for your crop ; because we not only desire
7u to make good bills with us, but pay for them when they arc made ; hence we' han
dle the 'Anchor Brand,' and will supply you, in quantities to suit, direct from the
factory. We don't want people to abuse us about their fertilizer ; we, therefore, sell
p J what time has shown to be the best. So, make no arrangements in this line, until
you see or confer with us. You certainly can't afford to take any risk this year.
J. D. GASKILL.
I will have this Season in larger quantity than ever before, the old reliable
SEA FOWL GUANO
FOIl COTTON. It is a pleasure to sell this
orthy of notice is, that it has increased in
"una nss done in this market Also, I will
which is one of the favorites of Cabarrus farmers.
Ko other brand stands any higher with them, and we all know that they are good and
successful farmers, and especially raise fine large crops of Cotton.
rr And to accommodate my friends and customers. I will keep on hand a fullstock of
twFlonr, Corn, Heal, Oats, cotton seed Meal, Bran, Ship Stuff. Bacon, Molasses, Salt
Ac., that I will sell for cash or barter very low. Also, will sell on time.
HT Have a small lot of prime CLOVER
1 fcU soon have completed (be most convenient
State beyond doubt. Also, the
best that can be got anywhere. There
in your orders.
J. D. GASKILL.
Everybody knows that on the fertilizer
repeated experiments with most, if not all
opinion, that for fine, bright, tilky tobacec
Fertilizing Company, Richmond, Na;
u . ' . .
it covers a long time, in watching the re
BRAND' stands at the head of all
The plant seems to receive more fitting
from any other, and we are of opinion
would bear less of light chaffy tobacco,
farmer would realize the result he ought
will not bring big money."
brand lcc-ausc it pleases. And one fact
sales the last two years, which no other
mfown-aearHoimes'Tsa Tart. 1
seldom found of greater
engurthal twenty feet, but some yean
ago one measuring forty-three feet was
discovered in a large tree in South Amer- '
ica, where it bad been wasnea oy a nooa,
and in it was . found the skeleton of a
horse. Air snakes in attacking creatures ;
of any size coil themselves round their ,
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victims wifli terrible force. Their object
is not Mly to kill, but to crush their prey
se that there may be less trouble in swal
lowing it. Snakes, as a rule, are very
slew in assimilating food. - In many eases
they have been known to coil themselves
up m the forks of trees after their sump
tuous, re past, and remain perfectly pas
sive for days and weeks. A boa posses
ses muscles of great strength, and has
a wonderful power of contracting and re
laxing them. By this power it is enabled
to dart its head forward against its prey
ith lightning rapidity. Its long, sharp
teeth point downward toward its mouth,
so that, having once drawn an ebject in
to its mouth, the snake cannot very well
release it, and before swallowing its pray
a boa-constrictor discharges upon it from
the reef of its mouth, an oily fluid, which
makes its passage, through a compara
tively small threat, easy. A naturalist
in New York has the skin of a snake
twenty-two feet in length, which he kill
ed in South America. "I was np the Ama
zon, and being anxious to get a large
anake, I offered a reward for one, and
soon heard of a big fellow that had been
seen about three miles from where I was.
1 immediately moved into the neighbor
hood, and after we had scoured the coun
try several days, the boy I bad with me
came running through the bushes in great
excitement, saying that a big bea and
the saubas '(ants) were having a fight.
The sau has are foraging ants that put to
flight man and beast. When they enter
a house the owner stops out aud runs for
his life ; and when I came to the snake I
found it in a similar fix. It had swal
lowed some exceedingly large animal,
and, whilst almost unable to move, had
been attacked by the ants. The grass,
bushes, twigs aud leaves, were black
with insects, and every moment er two
the great reptile would lift itself in the
air anu sway auouc savagely, tueugn
ithout effect. I saw that the ants would
destroy it in an boor, so I sent my boy
back to the village to get a rope, and
took to the trees myself. Ia half an hour
the boy returned with twenty men. I
lassoed the snake, and we managed to
drag him out of his retreat and away
from the ants. He was so sluggish un
der the rough treatment that I was able
to place my pistol within six iuches of
his head, when I shot him.'1 Youth's
A Warning to Dogs.
The great Dr. Watts said, "Let dogs
delight to bark and bite," and so they
do; but not without coming to griet.
The other day a handsome carriage
was rolling aloug the St. Alban's road.
Under the forward axle gal lopped a
sleek coach dog. His pace was so
timed with that of the horses that he
did not appear to vary a hairV
breadth in his position. He knew
every dog was looking at him and ad
miring him, but he didn't let that
turn his head. Other dogs came out
and scowled at him, but they were
too discreet to attempt to interfere
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Willi mm. do on ne went wun oeau
tiful regularity, his brass collar with
his master's name glittering in the
sun, and all was peace till a snarly
cur, riding on a wagon full of sacks,
and barking at everything that pass
ed, caught sight of the sleek dog gal
loping so composedly beneath the
handsome carriage. The country dog
was a lank animal, with dun-colored,
tangled hair, ana a desire to show off.
Without tjie faintest hesitation he
sprang, fram the sacks, and made a
headlong dash ou the spotted coach
dog. Whether he mistook the length
lof his. stride or l ie revo ution ot the
wheels is not known, but he had his
mouth open and his teeth in readi
ness set for a bite, when the forward
wheel Struck him and knocked him
forward, and the off horse gave him
a kick that sent him back again, and
the forward wheel passed over him
and turned him over, and the hind
wheel climbed up ou him aud went
griudtngly down on the other side.
And then 'the carriage went on just
the same as before, leaving the coun
try dog on his back, yelping with his
whole heart, and thinking of the green
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neius arm umorageoua trees, ana wnai
Ian egregious fool he had made of him-
BV11. UCl lliis UG to at uiu iu miw
domestic intelligent dog.
Centuries ago the oak was by far
the most valuable forest tree in Eng
land, on account of acorns for fatten
ing hogs. In ancient records it is
down how many hogs such and such
woods would carry. Pannage was
the right ef feeding swine, and to this
day persons adjoining the New For
there on paying a small fee.
Concealed Weapons. The Blue I
Ridge Enterprise says :
"The Grand ;
Jury of the Inferior Court of 15un-
combe county are taking vigorous
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step9 towards eniorcing me law against
concealed weapons. Theyj wisely point
out the glaring inconsistency of the
law as it now reads, which allows the
merchant to sell pistols to men ana
boys, but punishes the purchaser for
carrying them ; and the jurors further
recommend the adoption of such pre
visions, connected with the revenue
laws of the State, as will subject pis
tols and other deadly weapons to a
license tax, so apportioned aud regu
lated as to control the sale oi such
deadly weapons. This is a long stride
in advance, and we hope the other
counties will follow the lead of Bun
combe in this matter. Strike at the
Ml'RRELL, THE FAMOUS HIGH
WAYMAN op Tennessee. We have
just talked with a well known native
of Edgecome county. He in forms us
that Col. John L. Bridgcrs was cor
rect as to the noted Tennessee robber,
Murrell having been bora in Edge
combe county. His birth place was
very near Cotton's Meeting House.
Moses Smith, an old and esteemed
citizen of Tarboro, who died since the
war more thau 90 years of age, and
John Keay, another citixen who lived
to be more than 90, both knew Mur
rell wheu a mere lad and what a bad
sort of a lad he was. His father was
a "poke-easy" sort of a fellow, but bis
mother was a virago of the first water
and was connected with very respect
able people. Wilmington Star.
Will the boy who threw that pep
per on the stove please come up here
and get the present of a nice book ?"
said a Sunday school superintendent
in Iowa; bul the boy never moved.
He was a far-seeing boy.
Six thousand people an hour cross the
Brooklyn bridge in foggy weather, desert
Frightful Scenes at the Town of
Twenty- Three Persons Killed Houses
Swept Away like Chaff- Sad Stones
of Death and Disaster From Our
Southern Border Other News.
A special from Rockingham receiv
ed yesterday afternoon gives the
names of the following as the white
persons killed there: Mr. Richard
lawkins and son, a sou of Mr. Ash
bury Sanford, Mrs. Grant and two
children, Mrs. Daniel Watson and
one child and Mr. John Stewart. Mr.
Ashbury Sanford is dangerously The next is his nearest neighbor, on
wounded, as are also Miss Annie iy a short way off, Wiley H. Harris,
Watson and Robert Watson. Many whose houses were blown to pieces
colored men. women and children and his daughter, a small one. killed.
were killed but their names could
not be ascertained. The county com
missioners are holding a special ses
sion aud taking measures looking to
the relief of the wounded.
A man from this city who returned
yesterday form Johnson county states
that the track of the storm was oue-
quarter of a mile wide, and that it
cleared a path through the woods.
The house of Boaz Young was wreck-
ed, as well as all the out-house, but
no one was killed there. Mrs. Susan
Johnson's house was blown down.
On the plantation of Troy Munus all
the houses save his dwelling were
wrecked, and that house was turned
half areuad. Donaldson Turners
house was wrecked, as was also that
of Henry Finch. At the house of
Mr. Robt. Johnson great damage was
done. The building was blown to
pieces. Both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson
were hurt, the woman's thigh being
broken. Her condition is considered
critical. Two of their children, one
n re weeas, tne ouier over a year o.u,
were fatally injured. At Daniel far-
ish's all the out-houses were destroy-
ed, as was also the case at Kich d
Johnson's place. A school house was
blown down, buggies were seen
I 1 J m a W a a ha am I r a trva 4 1k r r n A
.ougeu in mr ircs. auc i ? , the widov fbilmon's, who had every
storm could be seen for ten miles. I hwse on the place destroyed. Mr.
A special from Hamlet, received . Bi jjorfen's house was left stand
last night, says : Additional reports . but-tnrnea completely around,
from the cyclone add to the horrors At M B k Hortou's every build-
already reported. Two men were
killed near Ansouville and three oth -
ers seriously wounded. The roof was
blown ott tne dwelling nouseoi ouer- wcre desh.oye. At Mr. 8. r . Koss'
iff Wall. Wm. Little had four mules e building was destroyed and his
killed and his house destroyed. Eight j wife injared. At Mr. Lewis Krim
bodies were buried in one grave to- enger8 6very building was destroyed,
day at Rockingham. The path of the ( "3 hi. giat l iniured. The
storm near Rockingham was strewn
with the bodies of men, women aud
children some dead, some dying.
ja every sine wum ms owu
cassesof horses, mules, cows, hogs
.i (.:.. our. lAnU Thfl earth
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.trintd of evervthincr. leaviue
the ground naked."
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in montgomery county.
Tboy, Montgomery Co.,
February 20th, 1884.
At 7:30 p. m. yesterday the most
a?d destructive hurricane
ins wept across
me ree vec river from Stanly ceun-
ty at the mouth of the Uwharrie
about five miles, as now reported.
Mr. Neill McKoy, of Moore county,
was detained at the house ef W'ilNs
Dennis on the Montgomery side
waiting for the falling of the river
and was in the house with Mr. Den
nis and family when it was blown
over, but escaped as did Mr. Dennis
and his family without any serious
hnrt. Every house ou the plantation
was blown down, scattering property
in every direction. Mr. McKoys
horse was badly hurt and Mr. Den
nis had not found lib when Mr. Mc
koy left. Such devastation was never
witnessed before in this county. Mr.
Dennis had a lot of flour, meal and
bacon in his house and could not
find meal or flour for breakfast this
morning or anything to cook it in.
His bacon was scattered over the
fields around in the course ef the
storm and so was his wheat and corn.
Mr. McKoy's buggy was blown near
a quarter 6f mile from where he left it
and torn in pieces as was a trunk
containing some clothing and the
clothing he could not find. Nothing
has been heard from the storm on the
Stanly side ef the river as it could
not be crossed, but during and fW
storm, plaintive cries could be
heard from across the river as if of a
man calling for help. The morning
came and eur informant could tee
across the river and every house on
the Kirk place was blown down, and
no sign of life was seen. Fences, gates
and everything flat, and the moun
tain lying just west of the houses
looked as if swept of its forest.
The wiud at its severest only last
ed a few minutes then came a heavy
hail, f l owed by a strong gale and
rain until midnight, upon the home
less aud unfortunate people. The
flashes of lightning were almost
ceaseless during 'the storm, giving to
the hideous peals of thunder a terror
izing force, driving children and all
into paroxysms of fear.
The extent of the storm is not
known here, but we have information
that it extended as far as Uwharrie
postoffice, near Saunders1 Ford, five
miles or more, and many houses have
been blown to pieces and many kill
ed, aud some children have not yet
been found. Among those killed we
mention such as our informant re
membered : The wife of A. R. Dennis
and one or two children, a Miss Half,
James Byrd and wife, while a great
many are badly wounded.
The next house reported as blown
down after passing Mr. Willis Den
nis' is Mr. R. C. Hall's, some mile
and a half up the river, unroofing all
the houses and barns aud killing his
naugnier, wno was nearly grown
The next report is some two miles up
the river, at Uwharrie postoffice, and
the houses of the foil wing parties be
ing uear were blown down or unroof
ed, viz: 1. E. Sanders, his store,
dwelling and gin house; J. P. Har
per, John Morris, Edd. Mullinix,
A R Dennis, Hancel Beaman, James
Byrd, Wilson Davis, Mary Hurley, I
' Adaline Hurley, Sampson Morris,
Littleton Dennis, Mark Harvell, Jr.,
Pad Dennis, Polly Cranford, and of,
these the houses of Wilson Davis and j
Edd. Mullinix were burned. The
wife and child of Mr. A. R. Dennis
were killed, also James Byrd and wife
and one or two are missine. The
full extent of the storm is still un
IN UNION COUNTY.
We condense news from the Mon
roe Enquirer and Express. At that
place no damage was done. "The
storm seemed to divide west of Mon
roe, and it is impossible to decide on
tstlimh alii aF it was
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Q th fch of we firgt htar of it ,
Mrs Jjme Brown8 in jLanea Creek
j townghin wuo had every house on
. her place bl0Wn down. Mrs. Broom
I wjuJ Da(jjT hurt and her daughter
i ww morUy wounded. It next struck
. . . a a
. Wft8 destroyed and every member
1 ofthe famiy more or hurt. Mr. .
j p Hotns cotton press and shop
, j h fiiven, colored, livrng-" Mr-
in n a .n nr. dad everYthiufir
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j , rovd
and ' himself and
blown to the woods.
clothine was torn from them and
their hands and faces larcerated. At
G. D. Allen's every building waa de
stroyed, and Mr. Allen and one child
slightly injured. The geese and
(Continued on 2d page.)
To retain or recover health, persons
should be relieved from anxiety con
cerning disease. The mind has pow
er over the body for a person to
think he has a disease will often pro
duce t hat d isease. This we see effect
ed when the mind is intensely conoer
t rated upon the disease of another.
We have seen a person sea-sick in an.
ticipation of a voyage before reaching
the vessel. We have known people
to die of cancer in the stomach, or any
other mortal disease. A blind folded
man slightly pricked in the ami, has
fainted and died from believing he
was bleeding to death. Therefore,
persons to remain well, should be
cheerful and happy ; and sick persons
should have their minds divert
ed as much as possible. It is by their
faith that they die. As a man think
eth so is he. If he wills not to die,
he can often live in spite of diesease ;
and, if he has little or ne attachment
to life, he will slip away as easily as
a clild will mil asleep. Men live' by
their minds as well as by their bodies.
Their bodies have no life of them
selves , tbey are only receptacles ef
life tenements for their minds, and
the will has much to do in continuing
the physical occupancy or giving itnp.
This Space Reserved
SHEPPARD, SWINK & MONROE,
For the Sale of
Salisbury, A! C.
orient4 by' man Ur SSe, la aUmp. Circular froe. L S. JOUBfloM 4 CO . BmSm. Mml
Dec. M. ISM. Msir
Have Largest and most Complete Stock of
A Splendid line of black aad colored CAJSHMER8, from 12, to 85 cent per yard.
We hare the cAWr and LAneasr lot
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TRTMMTKO SILKS, to be
in the latest shades at 10 cents per yard.
cannot be had at this extremely low
Cloaks, Mars, Dalmans an! Jackets,
An Pretty and Cheap, from $2 to $18.
fc-Alao, a nice line of JERSEY JACKETS, SHAWLS, KNIT JACKETS, Ac.Jr
CARPETS, RUGS, DOOR MATS,
ALL SSLUNO CHEAP.
e can and will sell
Idleness not Happiness.
Common rrni of M
and women is that of looking for hap
piness fmmewhere outside of nsefnU
work. It has never yet been found
when thus sought, and never will lx
while the earth stands ; and the sooti
er this truth is learned the better for
every one. If you doubt the propo
sition, glance around among your
friends and acquaintances, and select
those who appear to hava the most
enjoyment in life. Arc they the idterr
and pleasure seekers, or the earliest
workers? We know what year an
swer will be. Of all the miserable
human beings it has been onr forttir
or misfortune to know, tbey wewft
meat wretched who had retired fhm
oaefnl employment to enjoy then
elves ; while the slave at his eufc re work,
or the hungry toiler for bretd,
were supremely happy in comparison.
Poverty destroys pride. It is diffi
cult for an empty bag to stand up-
a week at borne, fs outfit tree. ry ab
solutely sure. Mo risk. Capital not re
quirted. Reader, It you waSHr sines
at which Dersons of either opt mmcr
or old can make frreaf pay all the time the- work:
with absolute certainty, write lor partlcuiju to
H. Hiiun a Co.. Portland, Main.
Via. Rheumatism. JOHNSON'S ANO
DYNE LINIjltirr l for Internal and J
Vu) win teataMaMMUtr ntter Umm temt
Ummi, and will pMlurely core nlnt eatat
eat of wo. Information that will tar ruanr
nt tryjrmaitPon t Ctluj cement.
at Ska Lanffi. Hoarse
mi i b
MAKE HENS LAY
of SILK VELVETS, VELVETEEN!, and
.. TIT .
found in the city. We offer as a
This Goods is worth one-third Mare, and
priee out side of onr Hoase. J
BOOTS and SHOES at low prices.
A nice line of Ladies1 Collars, from 5 cents to 80 eta
Handkerchiefs from 5 eta. to $3.
We are also Agents for the
American, Davis, & Royal St Juki, Sewinff Machines
which we faaraniee tor n ve ysan.
cheap. Call and be convinced. M. A B.